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Builders of a better working world

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    Our purpose

    At EY, our purpose is Building a better working world. The insights and quality services we provide help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

    In a world that’s changing faster than ever, our purpose acts as our ‘North Star’ guiding our more than 260,000 people – providing the context and meaning for the work we do every day. We help digital pioneers fight data piracy; guide governments through cash-flow crises; unlock new medical treatments with data analytics; and pursue high quality audits to build trust in financial markets and business. In other words, working with entrepreneurs, companies, and entire countries to solve their most pressing challenges.

    Through our four integrated service lines — Assurance, Advisory, Tax and Transaction Advisory Services — and our deep sector knowledge, we help our clients to capitalize on new opportunities and assess and manage risk to deliver responsible growth. Our high-performing, multidisciplinary teams help them fulfill regulatory requirements, keep investors informed and meet stakeholder needs.

    We believe a better working world is one where economic growth is sustainable and inclusive. We work continuously to improve the quality of all of our services, investing in our people and innovation. And we’re proud to work with others – from our clients to wider stakeholders – to use our knowledge, skills and experience to help fulfill our purpose and create positive change.

    Edited by

    Frank O'Keeffe

    Ernst & Young — Ireland (EY Ireland) Managing Partner

    Managing Partner EY Ireland. Relentless focus on building a better working world for our 3,000 people, our valued clients, and our local communities.

    Our people

    Our purpose — Building a better working world — is the foundation of our culture.

    At EY, we develop leaders who build a better working world. 

    Our 260,000 people and 1 million EY alumni form a powerful network. Each of those people leads and inspires others during their time at  EY and beyond, and brings our purpose to life in the work they do every day.

    Better begins with you, our peer-based, global award program, asks EY people to nominate those who have found inspiring and impactful ways to bring to life EY’s purpose of building a better working world.

    Sustainability and the technology sector: responding to the challenge

    Today, reporting on sustainability performance is a basic expectation of stakeholders, and if you’re not reporting, you’re already behind your peers and competitors.

    12 Aug 2019 Lorraine McCann

    Kepak Group - Reinventing tradition for a modern world

    Watch this inspirational story about the work carried out with Kepak, EY and Microsoft to showcase some of the amazing things our people and teams are accomplishing with our clients

    27 Sep 2019 EY Ireland

    How one woman is inspiring sustainable business growth

    Learn how Faith Moyo’s experience led her to develop the Business Accelerator program to drive inclusive growth in Zimbabwe.

    28 Mar 2019

    Our leadership

    Diversity and inclusiveness

    Everybody in? EY Ireland 2019 Diversity & Inclusion Survey Report

    Concerted strategic effort is required with transformative change to systems, structures and processes

    17 Sep 2019 Olivia McEvoy

    Transaction advisory services

    Economic Eye Autumn forecast 2019 - Dealing with disruption

    Brexit is understandably centre stage in an all-island forecast report, but sadly, it is not the only cloud on the horizon.

    10 Sep 2019 Luke Charleton

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    Our alumni

    EY’s one million alumni continue to inspire us and help build a better working world.

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    By focusing on our purpose of building a better working world, we’re making an enduring impact for our people, clients and communities.

    Through insights, facts and figures, case studies and videos, our Global review 2018 tells the story of our year. It shows how we’re applying our knowledge and experience every day to build a better working world through our services to clients, the leaders we develop, the confidence we provide to the capital markets and the support we give to the communities in which our people live and work.

    Purpose is the North Star that guides our firm. Our purpose, Building a Better Working World, empowers us all; it is our reason for coming to work and understanding how we contribute to the bigger picture. 

    Frank O'Keeffe

    Managing Partner, EY Ireland


    Building trust and confidence

    Our services help to build confidence, whether directly through our work or indirectly through what our work allows others to achieve.

    13 Sep 2018

    Developing purpose-driven leaders

    Recruiting, managing and retaining top talent, and developing high-performing teams and outstanding leaders are some of the top concerns of all types of organizations around the world

    13 Sep 2018

    Driving sustainable and inclusive growth

    At EY we strongly believe that the things we do every day go a long way toward fulfilling our purpose of Building a better working world

    13 Sep 2018

    Inclusive growth

    We believe a better working world is one where everyone can contribute to and share in the benefits of sustainable economic growth.

    Over the past generation, trends such as rapidly advancing technology, increased globalization and demographic shifts have brought huge benefits, but at the same time have left many people feeling like they’re falling behind.

    We believe economic growth and social inclusion must always be looked at together and increased overall prosperity can only be achieved along with more equal opportunity and outcomes. 

    Through our services, our wider influence and our approach to corporate responsibiilty, we're committed to supporting broad-based growth that empowers everyone to contribute to and benefit from economic success, both today and tomorrow.

    Jay Nibbe

    For CEOs, are the days of sidelining global challenges numbered?

    Learn more about our efforts to drive sustainable, inclusive growth, and support the Sustainable Development Goals, in our latest United Nations Global Compact communication on progress.

    Read the full story

    Gender pay gap reporting recognising the opportunity

    Smart working, including flexible and family-friendly working conditions, is the most common action taken to address the GPG in the UK.

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    Building trust in the capital markets

    We provide trust and confidence in the capital markets by promoting transparency, supporting financial stability and fostering inclusive economic growth.

    Quality audits are a key part of healthy capital markets. But all of our services help organizations to improve their performance and lead to a healthier economy, which benefits everyone in society. We take our role in the capital markets very seriously and we speak regularly with our many stakeholders on important topics. Through these conversations we deepen our understanding of the vital role business plays in society and of the policy environment we work in. In turn, we use this knowledge to inform discussions with legislators, regulators and investors around regulatory changes and broader policy issues.

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    The #FutureOfWork is now. With 260,000 people in 150 countries the opportunities for you to grow, succeed and thrive at EY are boundless.

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